#1
Hello guys, I'm about to buy a new guitar and I don't Know which one to choose:

Schecter Demon 7 fr (new)
Ibanez Jem Jr (used)
Ibanes Rg 470 MIJ ( used)
Ibanez Japan Rg 450 99' MIJ with Gotoh Tuner's and two Paf pro's (used)
Jackson Kelly Performer MIJ with Seymour Sh-4 E Tb-4 ( Used)
Jackson Warrior Wrxt Japan (Used)
Jackson Ultra Plus MIJ W\ Seymour - Dimarzio - Gotoh ( used)

These were the best ones I could found, I live in Brazil, so it's find to hard some guitars, and they're all really, REALLY expensive here, mostly because of the imposts : /.
I'm looking for a very versatile guitar, one that I can Really explore my technical Limits and play Extreme Shredding like Rusty Cooley, Shawn Lane, and Christian Muenzer.
#2
probably the 470 or 450 if you can easily/cheaply upgrade the trem to an OFR, gotoh or similar.
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#3
It's not real cheap to upgrade a trem to an OFR. They are $200. Both the 470 and 450 came with the Lo TRS Trems which I am not familiar with, but reviews suggest they are not that great.
#4
I'd take any MIJ Ibanez over a Schecter though no doubt. Pretty sure that Schecter is made in China.
#5
^ yeah that's the problem, unless you get lucky with a cheap barely used example or just happen upon a killer deal, you're forking out loads of money for a better trem. may well be cheaper to just look for a used 550/570 or 1550/1570 which already has a good trem...

the japanese jacksons are pretty nice, too, but again you're into the trem-swapping problem...
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#7
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The MIJ Ibanez are really a lot better than the ones made in Korea and Indonesia ?


Yes.
#8
Quote by Postmortem1332
The MIJ Ibanez are really a lot better than the ones made in Korea and Indonesia ?


Yes. Huge difference in sound and playability.

I would go for the 450 or 470. You may not even need to upgrade the bridge if its in pretty good shape.
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#9
Quote by Postmortem1332
The MIJ Ibanez are really a lot better than the ones made in Korea and Indonesia ?


yes

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I would go for the 450 or 470. You may not even need to upgrade the bridge if its in pretty good shape.


i suppose it might have been owned by someone who never played the guitar
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#11
the best ibanez bridges (on the older models, anyway) are the edge (NOT edge II or edge III), lo-pro edge and edge pro (NOT edge pro II).

the lo-trs is pretty poor. fairly pleasant before it craps out, but mine crapped out pretty quickly (matter of months).

i don't think i've even heard of a trs505, i dunno what that is?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#12
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I'd take any MIJ Ibanez over a Schecter though no doubt. Pretty sure that Schecter is made in China.

All that needs to be said.
#13
Because I found only two MIJ Ibanez here, one with the low pro Trs, and the another one with this TRS-505 Floyd rose :S
#14
See if you can find an Ibanez MIJ 550/570 like it has already been mentioned. You can generally happen upon a 570 in the US for around 300-400 and the 550 goes for about 400-600 depending upon condition.
I didn't see your location so this might not be helpful, but both the 550/570 are amazing!!!
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